The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) today announced that $1.1 billion in Quality Incentive Payment Program (QIPP) funds have been approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to support Texas nursing facilities that provide care for individuals receiving Medicaid.
Gov. Abbott made the announcement via press release on Friday as Texas nursing facilities continue to struggle with the Coronavirus pandemic.
The statement said that the program provides performance incentive Medicaid payments to nursing facilities that provide care for persons with Medicaid and rewards quality improvements in staffing, infection control, and other key long-term care quality indicators.
“This funding will improve the quality of care and strengthen infection controls at Texas nursing facilities,” said Governor Abbott. “I thank our partners at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid for providing these critical funds.”